Horse Racing

See also horses.

Horse racing is an equestrian performance sport, involving two or more jockeys riding horses over a set distance for competition. It is one of the most ancient of all sports and its basic premise – to identify which of two or more horses is the fastest over a set course or distance – has remained unchanged since the earliest times.
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Sweaty, bruised and grazed, we stood by the open gateway of a half-acre paddock and watched the truck taking the colt to his destiny. I don’t recall what kind of day it was, only the miserable feeling of having failed after trying our best. We didn’t know it then, but it was to be a recurring theme in the not-too-distant future.
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